Accession Number : ADA616813


Title :   Regionalizing East Mediterranean Gas: Energy Security, Stability, and the U.S. Role


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : El-Katiri, Laura ; El-Katiri, Mohammed


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616813.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The East Mediterranean has been witnessing an unparalleled natural resource boom since the late-2000s, when Israel, followed by Cyprus, made its first significant offshore hydrocarbon discoveries in many years. These discoveries have since proven to be substantially larger than any other resources previously explored in the East Mediterranean Sea. A 2010 U.S. Geological Survey suggests the Levant basin the area including Cyprus and Israel s offshore zones, and the offshore and some onshore territories of Syria, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories could hold as many as 1.7 billion barrels of oil and up to 122 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, leaving as much as two thirds of the region s potential resource base still undiscovered.


Descriptors :   *EAST(DIRECTION) , *HYDROCARBONS , *MEDITERRANEAN SEA , *NATURAL RESOURCES , CYPRUS , GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS , NATURAL GAS , OFFSHORE , OILS , SECURITY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Organic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE